oak·​moss | \ ˈōk-ˌmȯs How to pronounce oakmoss (audio) \

Definition of oakmoss

: any of several lichens (such as Evernia prunastri) that grow on oak trees and yield a resin used in perfumery

Examples of oakmoss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aside from imparting its brooding, indelible smell, traditional oakmoss also acts as a fixative, binding and stabilizing the other ingredients and extending the life of the perfume. Noy Thrupkaew, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 To help ease the burn, there is a scented Cincinnati candle, smelling of oakmoss and amber. Sallee Ann Ruibal, Cincinnati.com, 19 Dec. 2018 Essential ones, like oakmoss, bay leaf, and petitgrain, plus a blend of jojoba, grapeseed, argan, pumpkin seed, and baobab oils. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of oakmoss

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Oakmoss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oakmoss. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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